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O'Briens Aveda Institute


At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, less-than 2-year

School Size & Setting

Midsize | Suburb

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

The O'Briens have been in the cosmetology business for over 60 years. Starting in the early 1950s, they were the first to open first floor locations next to high-end retail stores, developing new concepts such as "no appointment necessary" walk-in services. With the cosmetology business expanding and the need for young skilled stylists the O'Briens opened Vermont College of Cosmetology in 1964. With the success of the school brought opportunities for stylists as the family opened shops in Essex Junction Middlebury Montpelier Shelburne Vergennes and Barre.

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cost & financial aid

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
Type of aid % of students receiving aid Average amount
Federal grants 54.0% $3,553
State/local grants 37.0% $842
Institutional grants 7.0% $1,000
Loans 64.0% $4,733

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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
Male Students

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian87.14%
  2. Black7.14%
  3. Hispanic/Latino2.86%
  4. Two Or More Ethnicities1.43%
  5. American Indian/Alaska Native1.43%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled


Undergraduate students


Full Time Students
Part Time Students

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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